Home based businesses have become very popular and more and more people are starting such businesses to earn some extra money from their homes. Generally they are run on a part time basis but those who are more successful, work full time from their homes. The following are some profitable business ideas which may be run from your home:
Affiliate marketing — Online affiliate marketing is the business of selling other people’s products for a commission. This is an ideal home business as you are not required to keep physical stock of the products. Shipping and handling are carried out by the merchant. One can earn a lot of money from affiliate marketing.
Selling e books online — You can write e books on different subjects and sell on the internet.
Web design — If you possess good web design skills, start working from your home as a freelancer. You may have to spend some money for acquiring the necessary hardware and software, but you can expect to earn good money from this business.
Desktop publishing — This is also a good home based business opportunity. You may offer your services to other small businesses in your area. But it also requires investing in costly software.
Accounting — Those who possess accounting and financial skills may start an accounting and book keeping service from their homes. You may either purchase an accounting and tax franchise for your area or offer independent services to other small businesses.
Medical and legal transcription — These are profitable work from home opportunities. They require a good knowledge about the English language.
Medical billing — This is also a profitable work from home opportunity which requires financial skills.
Consulting — If you are an expert on some subject, you may offer consultancy services on the same.
Interior design — If you like creative work, consider interior designing as your business.
Computer repairing — Those who possess technical knowledge about computers may start a computer repairing and maintenance business from their homes.
Child care center — You can run a child care center from your home.
Catering — If you have cooking skills, start a catering business from your home.
In addition to the above options, there are other businesses such as, wedding planning, working as a fitness instructor, photography studio etc. which can be profitably operated from your home.